Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies searched a house Thursday night. Their hot prowler -- a bear.
A homeowner said she locked herself in the attic after spotting the mother and cub outside. She said the bears tried to get into the home.
They never made it inside. When deputies arrived the bears ran away from the home.
It's extremely rare for black bears to attack humans in California, but it's best to follow these safety tips if you encounter a bear on a camping trip or in your neighborhood -- especially if it's a protective mother with her cubs.